Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Columbia Univeristy and a member of the Columbia Data Science Institute. My research draws from the literatures on urban sociology, stratification, and criminology, and it focuses on understanding how the spatial organization of the American stratification system creates and reproduces inequalities.
My current research agenda investigates (1) how the neighborhood context, particularly the experience of community violence, determines the life chances of children; (2) how social capital and social organization emerge and evolve in spatial contexts; and (3) how place and geography structure educational and economic opportunity in America and elsewhere.
My work has been published or is forthcoming in the American Sociological Review, Child Development, Demography, Housing Policy Debate, the Journal of Housing Economics, the Journal of Urban Economics, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Inequality and Stratification
Crime and Policing
Ph.D. Sociology, New York University, 2019
Master in Public Policy, Harvard University, 2014
B.S. Engineering, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, 2004
Data Science Institute
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-2020
Department of Sociology
Assistant Professor, 2020-
New York University
Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, Doctoral Fellow, 2014-2019
IES PIRT, Doctoral Fellow, 2014-2017
Behavioral Insights Team North America
Research Fellow, 2017-2019